We are the captain of our own ship. We determine what goes on, what comes in and what we allow to happen. There maybe some who would say, fate has its ways that could turn things around for us. Yes, that maybe true but how you react to that determine what will be the outcome of that situation. For no one has the power over you, unless you let them.
I remember my friend saying that I shouldn’t be just a doormat. I maybe the one in need at some point but that doesn’t mean they can walk all over me. I should be able to draw the line between being good at what I do and just doing what is asked of me to do. Just like at work, of course everyone wants to be that dutiful employee. This is so because you’d want your boss to notice you in a good way. You probably would think if I do a really good job at something he would notice the skills that I have and what I am actually capable of doing. But does that include to be at their every beckon call? Does that involve crossing the line and making them rule over what you think, how you feel, and your notion of right and wrong? No, by doing so you loose yourself in the process. You become their shadow, a puppet that they can just do with whatever they please.
There should be a line, and you should know when to draw that line. Think of it this way, if you were them would you do as they do? Or would that seem too much? You can be a good employee, a good follower but at the same time stay true to what you are, what you believe and what you stand for.